Dive the Red Sea
Who: Couples, Groups and Solo Travellers

14 Days

From £4,033pp

Dive the Red Sea Aboard a Luxury Liveaboard

Emily C, Eleanor and Rachel are here to help give you the inside track.

Eat, sleep, dive, repeat is your mantra for the first week of your holiday. Enjoy five nights aboard a luxury liveaboard where you can dive up to four times day. Wake up at sea and close the day with night dives as you enjoy the waters of Brothers Islands, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone Reef. After a week of diving delights, enjoy your final five days in the lap of luxury in Hurghada. Go souq shopping and temple touring before cooling off with some pool time.

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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do

Day 1: All aboard

Your Red Sea adventure begins today so grab your camera because you'll want to capture all of the beauty above and below the waves. Breeze through airport security with your fast-track ticket and board the plane for your flight to Hurghada. The flight is just shy of five hours and on the other side, you'll be greeted and whisked away to your luxury liveaboard, the Red Sea Aggressor III.

The drive will be under an hour and once you've settled into your spacious cabin, head to the deck to meet your fellow divers and enjoy a sundowner as you watch the sky turn from blue to blood orange over the Red Sea. Take it in - seven nights of diving bliss begins today.

Days 2 - 3: Brothers Islands

Wakey wakey with a 6am wake up call to begin the diving delights. Liveaboard diving follows the manta of eat, sleep, dive, repeat and you'll have the option of enjoying four dives per day. In between the dives, feast like a Pharao on twice daily three-course meals.

You'll begin your liveaboard adventure diving the The Brothers Island, made up of the remote Big Brother and Small Brother islands. Plunge into crystal-clear waters surrounded by walls that drop hundreds of feet into the depths below. These walls aren't just for show; they're bustling ecosystems, home to an array of big game fish. As you explore, you might encounter graceful rays gliding by, sleek reef sharks patrolling their territory, and even the elusive thresher sharks making an appearance. Keep your eyes peeled, because schooling hammerheads often grace these waters with their presence. But the Brothers aren't just about the big fish; they're also home to two iconic wreck sites, Numidia and Aida.

Days 4 - 5: Daedalus Reef

Overnight, you'll be sailing from site to site, so today, wake up at Daedalus Reef, a diver's paradise. This submerged reef system beckons with its rich biodiversity and thrilling encounters with marine giants. Depending on the time of year you visit, you'll encounter different characters. Between October and December, you might find yourself face-to-face with the majestic oceanic white tips, gracefully gliding through the blue. And from May to August, keep your eyes peeled for elegant manta rays.

But the excitement doesn't end there; dolphins and tiger sharks often make cameo appearances too. As you explore the vibrant reefs, you'll encounter bustling schools of barracuda, sleek tuna darting by and the imposing presence of giant trevally patrolling their territory. With fast drifts and breathtaking walls, you won't want to get out of the water.

Day 6: Elphinstone Reef

Your last dive site, to round off part one of your trip, is Elphinstone Reef. Enjoy up to four dives today on your last day of liveaboard life and see marine marvels alongside every hue of hard and soft coral. The reef has a slight northward angle, creating a steady current over the northern and southern plateaus. Shark lovers will be in their element with the chance to encounter a whole cast of sharks. Think oceanic white tip, scalloped hammerhead, white tip reef, grey reef, silver tip and thresher sharks (phew).

After a full day of diving, climb back on board for a final feast with your diving buddies before slipping between the crisp clean sheets for a final night's sleep on the Red Sea.

Day 7: Onwards to Hurghada

After a hearty breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to the Red Sea Aggressor III and embark on the next leg of your adventure. You'll disembark from the boat at Port Ghalib and be whisked away to a luxurious hotel. The journey from Port Ghalib to Sahl Hasheesh promises around four hours of scenic views, so gaze out of the window at the honey-hue landscape or catch a few zzz's before waking up in Hurghada.

Unpack, settle into your suite and enjoy a meal under the stars or on your private patio.

Days 8 - 13 Days at leisure

For the next five nights, enjoy life in the lap of luxury, nestled within 48 acres of palm-filled grounds. Wake up slowly, you're on holiday after all and have just spent the previous week diving your heart out.

Indulge in a leisurely escape from the bustling shores of Hurghada. With a plethora of options to choose from, your days are yours to design. Perhaps start with a pampering session at the hotel's excellent spa, where a range of massages, treatments and beauty therapies await to rejuvenate your tired limbs. Or maybe you want to go souq shopping in the old town of Hurghada. For the culture lovers, explore the majestic Al Mina Mosque before sipping on an Egyptian coffee street side. And for the adventurous souls? The desert beckons with the promise of a camel ride amid the golden sands. Or if you want to take it easy, you can tee off at the nearby golf course under the Egyptian sun.

If you want to get back into the water for more diving delights, there are plenty of options. Immerse yourself in the vibrant underwater world with morning and afternoon shore dives at the hotel's house reef. Glide gracefully over colourful corals, keeping an eye out for the playful antics of moray eels and the serene movements of turtles. And who knows, you might even catch a glimpse of dancing dolphins in the distance.

As the sun sets, retreat to the poolside for a well-deserved sundowner as the sky turns golden. And to cap off your days in true luxury, indulge in a private dinner under the twinkling stars on the hotel's pier.

Day 14: Homebound

Take in the last warm rays of morning sunshine as you enjoy a final breakfast, perhaps on your private patio. You'll then be driven to the airport (which will take no more than an hour) for your flight home. Steal those last glances, double-check that you've all your new diving buddies connected on social media and reminisce about the last two weeks that have left your camera roll full of epic moments.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
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A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost. The below prices are based on two people sharing.

This Itinerary

If you would like to book the exact itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.

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£4,638pp

Bare Necessities

If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.

From

£4,033pp

Bells & Whistles

If you are looking for something extra special and would like to add business or first class flights, stay in top room categories at some of the most luxurious hotels we work with, and add more activities and guiding.

From

£5,798pp

Emily C, Eleanor and Rachel are our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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